In honor of the late Tracy Lefteroff, an avid supporter and former board member who brought a legacy of commitment and dedication to entrepreneurship, investment and innovation in the life sciences, we established the Lefteroff Fund, in partnership with the California Healthcare Institute and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
The goal of the fund is to invest in individuals, programs or early-stage ideas that will create the next generation of life science companies. The fund supports educational scholarships, programs and medical innovation projects that advance entrepreneurship in the life sciences.
The Lefteroff Fund includes:
- The Lefteroff Innovator Award, which funds promising entrepreneurs working on proven medical ideas. Past recipients include InPress Technologies and Vida Systems.
- The Lefteroff Lecture Series Award, which provides funding and support to speakers who foster ideas and understanding of the role of medical innovation and entrepreneurship in the life sciences industry. Recipients include Stanford Row and Stan Rabinovich, executives at Edwards Lifesciences.
- The Lefteroff Educational Award supports the Institute's internship program, funding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
An Advisory Board provides oversight to the direction of the Fund and reviews recipient performance.
Contribute today to the Lefteroff Fund, honoring Tracy's life and legacy, and supporting promising medical technology innovators.
FII and the Lefteroff Fund
A NATURAL FIT
Tracy was an avid supporter and Board Member of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation. The Institute stands for, and is dedicated to, a mission that mirrors Tracy's. That's why CHI, FII and PwC have arranged that The Lefteroff Fund be housed and administered by the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit dedicated to mentoring, training and inspiring the next generation of medical innovators. FII programs offer educational opportunities, professional support, resources and mentorship to those who would likely fail without it ultimately to benefit patients by ensuring that revolutionary new medical innovations are developed and made available to those in need. The Institute achieves this important mission by surrounding innovators with educational and facility resources that help maximize their chances of transforming sound ideas into practical solutions. The stewardship that is in place at FII is a perfect blend of experience and dedication to further support Tracy's vision.
The Mission of the Lefteroff Fund is to invest in individuals, programs or early-stage ideas that will create the next generation of life science companies. The fund supports educational scholarships, programs and medical innovation projects that advance entrepreneurship in the life sciences.
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